Peter Wayner

Contributing Editor

Peter Wayner is contributing editor at InfoWorld and the author of more than 16 books on diverse topics, including open source software ("Free for All"), autonomous cars ("Future Ride"), privacy-enhanced computation ("Translucent Databases"), digital transactions ("Digital Cash"), and steganography ("Disappearing Cryptography"). His work regularly appears in InfoWorld, and he consults on software projects big and small. The second edition of his book on robot cars, "Future Ride," is out now. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's TechBeacon marketing website.

10 bad programming habits we secretly love

10 picky reasons to pick AWS—or Azure or Google Cloud

10 picky reasons to pick AWS—or Azure or Google Cloud

How do you choose between one cloud of commodity machines and another? You have to get picky

9 lies programmers tell themselves

9 lies programmers tell themselves

Confidence in our power over machines also makes us guilty of hoping to bend reality to our code

10 software development cults to join

10 software development cults to join

Because programming is more fun when we take things to the extreme and obsess about the ‘right way’ to write code

Why developers hate low-code

Why developers hate low-code

9 reasons programmers grow frustrated with the tools that are supposed to save them time

Tiny clouds taking on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud

Tiny clouds taking on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud

A baker’s dozen of boutique clouds challenging the big three on speed, cost, flexibility, and even on-prem and hybrid cloud options

8 dark secrets of cloud hardware

8 dark secrets of cloud hardware

Where is your code running, what is it running on, and why did it stop? You may never know

The best programming language to learn

The best programming language to learn

Python is clearly the best choice, unless a better choice is Java or JavaScript. Let’s compare

Static site generator pros and cons

Static site generator pros and cons

4 reasons you should use a static site generator—and 4 reasons you shouldn‘t

10 best toolkits for blockchain programming

10 best toolkits for blockchain programming

Look no further than these tried-and-tested libraries when building enterprise blockchain applications

Node.js vs. PHP: An epic battle for developer mindshare

Node.js vs. PHP: An epic battle for developer mindshare

How do the old guard and the upstart darling of the server-side web stack up against each other? Let’s compare

Node.js vs. Java: An epic battle for developer mindshare

Node.js vs. Java: An epic battle for developer mindshare

Let’s examine how the enterprise stalwart and JavaScript upstart stack up in the battle for the server room

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